The Ultimate Linux Upgrade: Installing IE7

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Very funny ...

Pedro's picture


Great joke Shawn !
It is really good to see a great sense of humor :)




smpratz's picture

Product key?


Shawn Powers's picture

I didn't make it that far into the install.


Shawn is Associate Editor here at Linux Journal, and has been around Linux since the beginning. He has a passion for open source, and he loves to teach. He also drinks too much coffee, which often shows in his writing.

Thanks, that was awesome!

Taylor's picture

That was hilarious even though I knew it was the joke of the day. But you really do make a good point on how Linux does recognise most of the drivers and everything. Made my night complete haha.


Tuxly_Tuxford_McTuxtington's picture

Great job on the April Fools' Day video! IE6 would have been even more over the top. :) I agree with ProfBib that the video, despite the main joke, really does bring home the point that Linux generally gets nearly everything set up without worrying about drivers and stuff like that. It's so easy and the end product (a fast, stable system without viruses) is fantastic.

*kicks computer* Oh... it's picture

*kicks computer*

Oh... it was a joke?



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Ted D's picture

Loved the Joke! All kidding aside.. I love Linux and use it as my OS of choice! As Evan stated above, Thanks to the Community for making the Linux OS better and better!

Funny and Amazing

ProfBib's picture


Thanks for sharing this April Fool's Day joke with us. Isn't it amazing, though, that we are now able to install Linux and -- all kidding aside -- the install disc does, in fact, recognize the vast majority of hardware without further interaction from the user? There has been so much progress in this area and the community should really give itself a pat on the back for making Linux more accessible to interested end-users of all talent levels.

By the way, I have no real programming experience and am therefore not involved with any development efforts beyond some translating and usability feedback, so I am not fishing for my own "attaboy" here. I genuinely appreciate all the work that has been done by others!